Perkins Smart Engine Oil Cap won the 2018 Edison Invention Award
The Edison Awards™ are recognized by companies as one of the highest honors for innovation and commercial achievement. It was established to commend the most innovative and outstanding technological achievements, enterprises and business leaders in the development of new products and services.
The 31st Edison Invention Award Ceremony in 2018 was held on April 11th at the Capitale Club in New York City. Perkins® Smart Engine Oil Cap was awarded the Gold Award in the category of innovative application technology.
Frank Bonafilia, Chief Executive Officer of Edison Invention Awards said: "Our reviewers agreed that the Perkins Intelligent Oil Cap is the truly most innovative product among the many nominated products in the same category."
Perkins Marketing Director David Nicoll said at the award ceremony: "We are deeply honored to receive this award. I would like to accept this award on behalf of the Perkins team. We have more than 85 years of excellent R&D tradition and deep strength, and we have been committed to Constantly innovate and seek breakthroughs to meet customer expectations for Perkins' excellent brand."
Perkins® SmartCap is suitable for all new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engine models. The smart oil cap is very convenient to install. End users only need to replace the original oil cap with it, and connect the engine they are using with their mobile phone through the Perkins® My Engine App on their smartphone. The oil cap will monitor the working condition of the engine, and then send the data directly to the Perkins Maintenance App.
Michael Wright, General Manager of Perkins Aftermarket Products, said: “We have seen this product become more and more popular with users and received positive reviews almost every day, which proves that our efforts to satisfy customers all over the world have not been in vain. Unique, it is the world’s first affordable digital connection device for engines. This is a huge breakthrough for Perkins in the aftermarket. The company’s leadership is very proud of the success of the development team’ We are proud of the innovation gold award."
The combination of Perkins Smart Oil Cap and Perkins Maintenance App allows Perkins customers to have real useful information about their engines, including engine running time, engine location, maintenance tips and maintenance records, parts manuals and consumables information.
The intelligent oil cap can also help users easily grasp the specific information about the engine, including the list of construction standards, the series, category, model, Perkins platinum warranty plan instructions, and the operation and maintenance manual. The App has launched multiple versions in English, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese to provide users in major language regions around the world with instant engine information; more versions in other languages will be launched later in 2018.